[LAU] RIP the inventor of ambient music

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Dec 10 17:06:37 CET 2020

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 1:19 AM david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> wrote:

> Depends on if you consider "ambient" to mean only instrumental music.
> Gregorian and other chant (I live in Hawaii, we have our own chant
> tradition) are meant to communicate meaning/feelings through words. In
> my opinion, they're also not meant for "background" listening, the way I
> think of a lot of ambient music.

Absolutely. The composers and historical performers of Gregorian chant (a
distinctly religious music tradition) would likely be rather annoyed to be
considered "as ignorable as it is listenable" (the core of Eno's original
definition of ambient music)
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